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Air Force “Be Ready” app highlighted for National Preparedness Month

Sink holes, tornadoes, mud slides … whatever it may be, the Air Force wants you to “be ready.”

A few months ago, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center launched the “Be Ready” app to help airmen prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural or man-made disasters.

Air Force officials are highlighting Be Ready to help airmen plan for emergencies as part of September’s National Preparedness Month.

The app is an interactive, on-the-go emergency preparation resource, said Sam Hazzard, the Air Force Emergency Management education and training program manager, in a news release.

According to the Be Ready Campaign website (that complements the Air Force Emergency Preparedness Guide), the app puts key resources and a recommended emergency supply checklist at users’ fingertips. The list can be customized depending on threat, geographic area or situation, Hazzard said.

Users can check items off the list as they are added to the emergency kit, and add important data such as phone numbers, insurance policy information and more.

Be Ready is free for iPhone, iPad and Android devices and is available for download at the Apple app store or the Google play site.

For more information, visit the Be Ready website here or watch this DVIDS video report here.

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